Modi appeals for low-key Hindu festival as India’s COVID-19 infections surge – HEDGE accordingly
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By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI (Reuters) -Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic, amid worries about the spread of COVID-19 infections as the country reported more than 200,000 new cases for a third straight day. Criticism has mounted over the Indian government’s handling of the health crisis, as religious festivals and election rallies continue despite reports of shortages of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and vaccination doses. India reported 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to…

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